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Google proclaims ‘quantum supremacy’ with new supercomputing breakthrough

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Google has claimed the mantle of ‘quantum supremacy’ after its 53-bit quantum computer named Sycamore took just 200 seconds to perform a calculation that would have taken the world’s top supercomputer 10,000 years to crack. The tech giant made the initial claim back in September, which was fiercely disputed by competitors, but now the company Read More

Highway deaths are down, but pedestrian fatalities rose in 2018

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Traffic deaths in the U.S. fell slightly in 2018 for the second straight year, the government’s road safety agency said Tuesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributed the 2.4% drop partially to technology in newer vehicles that can prevent crashes. A total of 36,560 people died on the nation’s roads in last year, the Read More

Morning News Call – India, October 23

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To access a PDF version of this newsletter, please click here here If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: here FACTORS TO WATCH No major events are scheduled for the day. LIVECHAT - EQUITIES FOCUS Reuters stocks correspondents in London and New York sift through a heavy corporate earnings Read More

Babies born at 22 weeks ‘can now survive’

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Improving survival rates for extremely premature babies mean it is now possible to save the lives of babies born at 22 weeks, guidance says. Previously it was recommended that only babies born at 23 weeks or later were given treatment to save their lives. But there is now evidence those born earlier can survive – Read More

AUTOSHOW-To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small

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TOKYO (Reuters) – As global automakers race to put long-range electric vehicles on highways amid stricter emission laws, Japanese rivals are taking a niche approach and steering towards cheaper, pint-sized runabouts to make costly battery technology more accessible. FILE PHOTO: Toyota Motor’s logo is pictured at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Japan October Read More

Russia offers African leaders no-strings-attached business and protection from Western pressure

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Heads of African countries have flocked to Russia for a first of its kind summit, where Moscow will be offering business ties and security arrangements alternative to ‘colonial-style’ relations with the West. Over the past decade, the African continent has become a battleground for geostrategic competition involving China, the US, and the EU, which compete Read More

Bret Baier: Lessons from ‘Three Days on the Brink’ — We should not fear talk. We should fear the end of talks

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PROGRAMMING ALERT: Watch the director’s cut of “Three Days at the Brink,” where Bret Baier goes inside the Tehran Conference and FDR, Churchill, and Stalin’s risky plan to end WWII, exclusively on Fox Nation. What struck me most in researching the Tehran conference of November 1943 for my new book, “Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Read More

METALS-Copper flat as traders gauge supply concerns from Chile protests

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(Updates throughout, changes dateline from SINGAPORE) By Peter Hobson LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Copper prices were nearly flat on Tuesday, as traders gauged the impact of intensifying protests in top producer Chile on supplies. The union of workers at the world’s largest copper mine, BHP’s Escondida, said they would hold a day-long strike on Read More

Indian PM Modi is winning his biggest war, and it’s not against Pakistan

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has engaged in his country’s most significant war – the war against extreme poverty. Based on personal experience, he has transformed India on several parameters beyond belief. Modi, who could well win a popular five-year mandate for the third time in 2024, would by then be within touching distance of Read More

Viewpoint: Let’s not wait any longer for the male pill

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Scientists have been working on the male contraceptive pill for almost half a century. Yet despite encouraging news reports, an over-the-counter version is not just around the corner. Lack of funding and presumed disinterest from men means that one has never been mass produced. Instead, women are still generally expected to take responsibility for not Read More